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A difficult day for ground and air travel

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That massive storm that is essentially shutting down the northeastern part of the U.S., is cutting power and grounding flights at major airlines.

With cancellations spreading, travelers trying to leave Sioux Falls are cursing the bad weather.

KSFY News caught up with travelers making their way to the airport.

Whether you're traveling on the ground or in the air, getting anywhere Friday was an adventure.

Winter weather across the country put flight plans on ice for many in Sioux Falls. And for anyone who braved the interstates, just getting to the airport was a challenge itself.

Mary Milbrandt said "we started out in Plankinton, that's what we did. We left there about 9:30 am, and then our plane to Mesa, Arizona on Allegiant, I think it's like 12:20, maybe (laughs). Hopefully, the wind calms down so we can get there and get back safely."

Sharon London said "it was mostly like driving through a real thick fog, with very little visibility, and there were some people who didn't have their lights on who should have, and several in the ditch, so we're glad to be here."

"We saw a car in a ditch on its side, a lot of rescuing out there, so yeah, at times it was hard to see, but we got here safely," Milbrandt said.

"Stressful at times, but we're here, and hopefully going to get on the plane so it should be alright," London said.

There's been a few cancellations, delays, and new flight times so no matter where you're flying to, you might want to check with your airline first before heading to the airport.

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